Posted by Chris Lambert
This cold from Canada has had some staying power eh? In Boston, we slid below the freezing mark late in the evening last Sunday, and haven't come back above it since. In fact, as temps fail to crack the 32 degree mark again today, we'll mark the 7th day in a row of sub-freezing weather.
Tomorrow may be the eighth, but it'll be close as a warm front slowly increases our temps in the late afternoon and evening. In addition, that warm front also triggers a batch of light to moderate snow to break out. Start time on the snow is between 2-5PM, with the earlier arrival in that range outside 495. That snow will be just in time for the evening commute, and certainly has the potential to slow things down.
Don't expect a ton of snow, but a general 1-3" falls through the evening. Southern Bristol, southern Plymouth and the Cape/Islands will be at the lower end of the snow range, if not under it, thanks to warming temps changing snow over to sleet and drizzle fairly quick. The highest totals show up in northern Mass and Southern NH. In the city of Boston, 1-2" seems to be a good fit for a range.
The snow changes to sleet and freezing drizzle late in the evening for the rest of us, creating an icy glaze on top of the fresh inch or two of snow (close to the coast, snow goes to plain ole drizzle). As warm air finally wins the battle, that freezing drizzle turns to plain drizzle by the AM commute on Tuesday.
Tuesday is kind of a blah day. Nothing special, lots of clouds, temps in the upper 30s.
Wednesday will be windy and warmer, isolated passing shower, temps in the mid 50s. Perhaps even near 60 in some sun breaks out? Steadier rain works in at night, before colder air ends the week.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!